Located in Southeastern Malheur County, this western extent of this COA includes High Peak and Battle Mountain; the eastern edge is found close to Louse Creek; its northern extent is approximately five miles north of Big Antelope Creek – before its confluence with the Owyhee River; and the southern border includes the upper reaches of Big Antelope Creek. The COA includes the Owyhee River Canyon Wilderness Study Area and the Upper West Little Owyhee Wilderness Study Area.
COA ID: 205
Northern Basin and Range
The Northern Basin and Range ecoregion covers the very large southeastern portion of the state, from Burns south to the Nevada border and from the Christmas Valley east to Idaho. It is largely a high elevation desert-like area dominated by sagebrush communities and habitats.
Aspen woodlands are woodland or forest communities, dominated by aspen trees with a forb, grass, or shrub understory. Aspen woodlands can also occur within conifer forests.
Flowing Water and Riparian Habitats
Flowing Water and Riparian Habitats include all naturally occurring flowing freshwater streams and rivers throughout Oregon as well as the adjacent riparian habitat.
Sagebrush habitats include all sagebrush steppe- and shrubland-dominated communities found east of the Cascade Mountains.
Wetlands are covered with water during all or part of the year. Permanently wet habitats include backwater sloughs, oxbow lakes, and marshes, while seasonally wet habitats include seasonal ponds, vernal pools, and wet prairies.
Burrowing Owl (Observed)
Athene cunicularia hypugaea
California Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Ferruginous Hawk (Observed)
Great Basin Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
Greater Sage-Grouse (Observed)
Hoary Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Long-billed Curlew (Modeled Habitat)
Long-legged Myotis (Observed)
Pallid Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Pygmy Rabbit (Observed)
Silver-haired Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Swainson’s Hawk (Observed)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Western Toad (Modeled Habitat)
White-tailed Jackrabbit (Observed)
Willow Flycatcher (Observed)